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The Countdown Has Begun

Less than a year till kick off in New Zealand. I’m that excited about it I’ve put a clock in the sidebar counting down the hours and minutes and seconds. In reality I should be writing a post based on travel to New Zealand, the various options, the size of re-mortgage I’m going to have

Video: ScrumV in less than a minute

Just a bit of fun

Premiership Rugby on ESPN? A good idea? A great idea? Or none of the above?

So this weekend sees the start of another season of Premiership Rugby with a totally new broadcaster. I wonder which will have the greater impact on the entertainment? If the coverage is anything like that of the French Top 14, I’d say we are in for a rough season. Sometimes its great. Tomorrow night there

Womens World Cup, Great to see the belly back in International Rugby

I genuinely think it is. I’m not trying to insult, I understand its not altogether flattering but I just thought it was nice to see a bit of belly again, and there were some crackers on show. My personal favourite being sported by the South African replacement Hooker. For some reason the IRB aren’t using

Ireland Vs Barbarians, a positive start to a dodgy looking summer?

After all the bad news with injuries for the summer tour can Ireland put in a performance this evening that could brighten the mood a little? Looking at the teams: Ireland: R Kearney (Leinster), S Horgan (Leinster), G Duffy (Connacht), F McFadden (Leinster), A Trimble (Ulster), R O’Gara (Munster) cpt, P Stringer (Munster); M Horan

RBS Player of the Tournament- Shitlist

That time of the tournament again and the Gods have spoken, the shortlist announced as follows: Imanol Harinordoquy Mathieu Bastareaud Morgan Parra Thierry Dusautoir Tommy Bowe Shane Williams Come on lads, show some imagination will you. Undoubtedly Harinordoquy and Parra deserve their places but the rest seem to hint that this list was made before

What have scrums ever done for us anyway?

    Just to get things straight, I’m a Hooker. I should say I was a Hooker really but the feeling never leaves you. So officially I’m a believer but I’m just bored of scrums.  Scotland Vs England on the weekend was admittedly a total horse tranquiliser of a game. I dozed off for about

Andy Powell saga continues. Accomplice Identified in HMV Cardiff

Having been duped by an unreliable source in my previous report . I was happy to find the truth today, right in front of me, in HMV of all places. It seems so obvious now its in front of you doesn’t it. The shared penchant for hair dye, the overtight jeans/shorts. I’ve been racking my brains

The 6 Nations treble for round three turn £1 into £155

The wonderful people at bet365 and myself offer you the opportunity of a great result from some great games.  I was so tempted I had a go myself

Teams, Times and a tip for each game, 6Nations Round 3

Wales Vs France 20:00, 26/02/2010 Wales: Lee Byrne (Ospreys); Leigh Halfpenny (Cardiff Blues), James Hook (Ospreys), Jamie Roberts (Blues), Shane Williams (Ospreys); Stephen Jones (Scarlets), Richard Rees (Blues); Paul James, Huw Bennett, Adam Jones (Ospreys), Bradley Davies, Deiniol Jones (Blues), Jonathan Thomas (Ospreys), Martyn Williams (Blues), Ryan Jones (Ospreys, capt) Replacements: Ken Owens (Scarlets), Rhys

Andy Powell Accomplice Revealed

The following suggests they were on the hunt for more than just breakfast: Sorry I couldn’t resist. What was he thinking?